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by Francis Wheen

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Francis Wheen
Chatto & Windus (April 1, 1990)
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Francis Wheen's book can hardly fail, given his subject's extraordinary life and it doesn't. Due attention is given to his gay lifestyle but most of the book tells us what a brilliant columnist he was and how, despite his public school and Oxbridge education, he was a totally dedicated socialist. He could count amongst his close friends two of the most committed of all labour ministers, Nye Bevan and Michael Foot.

Francis Wheen’s biography is extremely readable, his subject largely ensured that. He was a complex man and the book does his life and indiscretions justice. It is also a very balanced portrait of this colo 5 The title goes quite some way to sum up Tom Driberg – The Soul of Indiscretion; Poet, Philanderer, Legislator and Outlaw. Having just finished reading Colin Wilson’s novel Adrift in Soho I find that Tom D was often adrift here too – his choice. His favourite cottage was here.

Select Format: Paperback. ISBN13:9780330318976.

Tom Driberg: his life and indiscretions. Chatto & Windus, 1990. Provenienza dell'originale. l'Università della Virginia.

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A mysterious, influential and often extremely dubious man of affairs, Tom Driberg embodied many of the contradictions and ambiguities of his time. At Oxford, he was the friend of Auden, Betjeman, Hugh Gaitskell and his old school-chum, Evelyn Waugh; working on Beaverbrook's Express in the Thirties, he invented the modern gossip column; a close friend of Burgess and Maclean, he was widely suspected of being a double-agent, working for both British Intelligence and the KGB. As Chairman of the Labour Party, he was closely involved with the Wilson government, and an intimate of Nye Bevan and Richard Crossman; a keen High churchman, he was even better known as a "cottaging" habitue of London lavatories; a stalwart socialist, on the far left of the Labour Party, he was also an ardent socialite with a Georgian mansion in Essex.